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A court job offer brings a state veto

Magistrate chose daughter of a friend

Time and again, Governor’s Councilor Robert Jubinville came through for his old friend Joseph A. Ligotti, writing letters on his behalf when the Hingham District Court clerk magistrate got into trouble and providing free legal services when Ligotti was accused of taking part in a speeding ticket scam in 2001.

So, it raised more than a few eyebrows when Ligotti recently offered Jubinville’s daughter a job as an assistant clerk, a coveted $84,000-a-year position that drew more than 200 applicants. Maura Jubinville, 32, had been a low-level Probation Department employee making little more than half as much money, and, unlike other job candidates, she had no law degree.

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